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Taeksi woonjunsa

2017 - KOREAN - MOVIE

ActionDramaHistory

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  • Jini Score
    91%
  • Critics Score
    81%
  • Rating
    7.9/10
  • Box Office
    $ 88 Million
  • Jini Score
    91%
  • Critics Score
    81%
  • Rating
    7.9/10
  • Box Office
    $ 88 Million
impressivepowerfulartisticserious
May 1980. A Seoul taxi driver named Man-seob (SONG Kang-ho) comes across an offer too good to be true. If he drives a foreign passenger from Seoul down to Gwangju and back again before the curfew, he'll be paid the unthinkable sum of 100,000 won - enough to cover several months of unpaid rent. Without stopping to ask the details, he picks up the German reporter Peter (Thomas Kretschmann) and sets off along the highway. Although stopped by police roadblocks at the edge of Gwangju, Man-seob is desperate to earn his taxi fare, and eventually manages to find a way into the city. There they encounter students and ordinary citizens taking part in large-scale demonstrations against the government. Man-seob, alarmed by the danger in the air, pleads with Peter to go quickly back to Seoul. But Peter ignores him, and with the help of a university student Jae-sik (RYU Jun-yeol) and a Gwangju taxi driver named HWANG (YOO Hai-jin), begins shooting with his news camera. As time passes the situation grows and serious, and Man-seob keeps thinking of his young daughter at home all alone. Written by Showbox Taeksi woonjunsa is a 2017 Korean Korean-language Action Drama movie featuring Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Kang-ho Song, Hae-jin Yoo, Jun-yeol Ryu, Hyuk-kwon Park and Do-hyun Sung. The Lamp was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Park Un-kyoung and Choi Ki-sup. Taeksi woonjunsa is written by Eom Yu-na and directed by Jang Hoon. Showbox acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Taeksi woonjunsa was released on 7th December 2017 in Korean,English and German languages and takes a screen time of 137 minutes. Taeksi woonjunsa was made on a budget of $15 billion and at the box office it grossed only $88 million. Cinematography was done by Go Nak-seon and editing by Kim Sang-bum and Kim Jae-bum. The music was composed by Jo Yeong-wook.

Taeksi woonjunsa Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

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Positive Review Rating : 67%

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  • Film School Rejects

    A powerful film set in the relatively recent past, but with messages and themes that remain every bit as relevant in todays world. ( Read More )
  • Scmp

    Songs brilliantly layered performance embodies the emotions of an entire nation, and is almost certain to garner the actor serious awards attention. ( Read More )
  • Awards Circuit

    In the end, A Taxi Driver doesnt break new ground from an artistic perspective, but it successfully invests you in its characters by any means necessary. ( Read More )
  • Film Pulse

    A Taxi Driver delivers a powerful and heartbreaking, yet inspirational, true story framed within a Summer blockbuster. ( Read More )
  • Although it doesnt full investigate political issues, the film does not lose its effectiveness because of it... ( Read More )
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Awards for Taeksi woonjunsa
  • Grand Bell Awards, South Korea
    2 WON
    13 NOMINATIONS
  • Blue Dragon Awards
    4 WON
    13 NOMINATIONS
  • Buil Film Awards
    3 WON
    10 NOMINATIONS
  • Director's Cut Awards
    2 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
    2 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Baek Sang Art Awards
    0 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Portland International Film Festival
    1 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Faro Island Film Festival
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • The Seoul Awards
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Asian World Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Women in Film Korea Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Asian Film Critics Association Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Fantasia Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Asian Film Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • The SACF Artist of the Year Awards
    1 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Hawaii Film Critics Society
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS